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Dream cars of the golden age

Last updated on: February 10, 2012 11:15 IST

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There are some cars that instantly remind us of the golden period of automobile history.

Here we take a look at some of the most memorable cars ever produced, according to CNBC.

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Image: These are some of the most sought-after cars.


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1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30

Price at auction: $159,500

The Oldsmobile 442 was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors.

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Image: 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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It was introduced as an option package for F-85 and Cutlass models sold in the United States beginning with the 1964 model year.

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Image: It was introduced as an option package.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback

Price at auction: $489,500

The Ford Mustang is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was initially based on the second-generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car.

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Image: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobiles - sports car-like coupes with long hoods and short rear decks -and gave rise to competitors such as GM's Chevrolet Camaro, AMC's Javelin and Chrysler's revamped Plymouth Barracuda.

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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible

Price at auction: $264,000

Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors that has been produced in six generations.

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Image: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car.

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Image: The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Coupe

Price at auction: $134,200

Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand, classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car.

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Image: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Coupe.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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It went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang.

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Image: It went on sale on September 29, 1966.
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1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-door Hardtop

Price at auction: $95,700

The Pontiac GTO is an automobile built by Pontiac Division of General Motors in the United States from 1964 to 1974, and by GM subsidiary Holden in Australia from 2004 to 2006.

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Image: 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-door Hardtop.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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From 1964 until midway through 1973 it was closely related to the Pontiac Tempest/LeMans and for the 1974 model year it was based on the Pontiac Ventura.

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Image: For the 1974 model year it was based on the Pontiac Ventura.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com
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1971 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda 2-door Hardtop

Price at auction: $517,000

Plymouth Barracuda is a 2-door car that was manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964-1974.

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Image: 1971 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda 2-door Hardtop.
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The first-generation Barracuda, a fastback A-body coupe based on the Plymouth Valiant, had a distinctive wraparound back glass and was available from 1964-1966.

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Image: The first-generation Barracuda a distinctive wraparound back glass.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback

Price at auction: $214,500

The Shelby Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 through 1970.

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Image: 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby nameplate was revived in 2007 for new high performance versions of the Mustang.

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Image: Shelby nameplate was revived in 2007.
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1963 Shelby Cobra Roadster

Price at auction: $401,500

Though sold in low numbers for a short period of time, the Cobra was and still is the ultimate American sports car.

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Image: 1963 Shelby Cobra Roadster.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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It captured America's first FIA sports car racing championship.

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Image: It is sought after by collectors from all generations.
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1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 Liter Roadster

Price at auction: $146,300

Jaguar E-Type or XK-E is a British automobile, manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975.

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Image: 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 Liter Roadster.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring.

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Image: It was an icon of 1960s motoring.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 Phase II Sports Convertible

Price at auction: $128,700

Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 to 1967, and is the best known of the "big" Healey models.

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Image: 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 Phase II Sports Convertible.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors, and the vehicles were assembled at the BMC Abingdon works.

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Image: The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson.com

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